After host England beats favorite India in World Cup thriller after 27 years, 1992 World cup. The point table has many options closed but opens up new options to some other teams including Pakistan.
Now Sri Lanka eliminated, a resurgent England, Pakistan and Bangladesh are jostling for one more spot which leaves two vital matches: New Zealand versus England at Chester-le-Street on Wednesday and Pakistan against Bangladesh two days later.
How Net run calculated (average runs per over for, minus average runs per over against) will be required if sides are level on points and number of wins.
Australia They are on top of the table, no matter who wins or lose now Australia has secure its spot despite being they still have to play South Africa.
Upcoming matches: South Africa
India They are 2nd in the table and with 11 points, NRR +0.854
Upcoming matches: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
Prediction: 2nd, They required one more win or even washout and the would secure their spot in semis as no 2 in the table.
New Zealand: They were 3rd in table with 11 points, NRR +0.572 and were unbeaten but since Pakistan beat them, they have lost against Australia as well.
Upcoming matches: England
Prediction : 3rd or 4th – Victory over England will secure them 3rd spot in the Semis and most likely to face India. A defeat to England can also secure 4th spot as in point they still be above Pakistan and Bangladesh. There are other possibilities but they are far too off as Pakistan and Bangladesh have to win matches with big margin and still too many ifs and buts.
England : They are 4th in table with 10 points, NRR +1 and three losses.
Upcoming matches: New Zealand
Prediction : 4th or 5th – Victory over New Zealand and 4th spot is confirm for them, even washout will be enough for them to make to semis. A loss may be enough provided Bangladesh must beat Pakistan and lose to India.
Pakistan : They are 5th in table with 9 points, NRR -0.792 and three losses.
Upcoming matches: Bangladesh
Prediction : Lose to Bangladesh and their dream is over but win over Bangladesh still required New Zealand to beat England.
Bangladesh : They are 6th in table with 7 points, NRR -0.133 and three losses.
Upcoming matches: India, Pakistan
Prediction : 5th or 6th – They still have change to be final four but there are so many ifs and buts and then NRR which unlikely to go in Bangladesh way.